The central tenet of libertarianism is freedom of action as long as you don’t hurt another human. Pigs don’t count.
Live and let live. Heck, who’s to say the sow would object, if she could speak?
When you are done laughing, realize that an effort was made in Congress to amend the uniform code of military justice to legalize bestiality.
And thus we peer down from the top of the slippery slope. This is not to say that libertarianism is a bad thing. Having those strong tendencies myself, I recognize individual liberty is the law’s greatest force for good. That gave birth to this great nation and still sustains it.
The new German law puts the government back in the barnyard, or in the bedroom, if you can stand the smell in the house.
To some, moral codes build and preserve civilizations. To others, moral codes impair civilization. This is the fundamental fault line of modern politics. Regular church attendees skew conservative. Secularists skew left.
German lobbyist Michael Kiok represents those supporting the freedom to run barnyard bordellos:
Lobbyist Michael Kiok, who lives with his dog Cassie, told the newspaper there were more than 100,000 zoophiles in Germany.
“Mere morals have no place in law,” he said.
Kiok fears they may take away his dog under the new law. I wonder why.
But Kiok is wrong. When 100,000 people in a nation are willing to partake in behavior so morally rotted, something has snapped. When a nation sees the proliferation of barnyard bordellos, where customers pay Farmer Pimp 100 Euros for quality time with sheep and pigs, we’ve reached the bottom of the slippery slope.
Michael Kiok might argue morals have no place in the law, but he’s wrong. Sure, Hester Prynne got a raw deal. But go ahead and explain to your kids how purging morals from the law blesses us with barnyard bordellos. Just don’t expect positive outcomes several generations down the line. Modern Europe gives us a glimpse of what happens when a culture decides to self-immolate.
Cross-posted at PJ Lifestyle